Devils Twitter mocks Islanders during preseason game

The story coming out of the Devils first preseason victory wasn’t about the hockey played at Newark. But rather, the naughty video the Devils Twitter account aired in reference to the Islanders who relocated from Nassau Coliseum to Brooklyn for the upcoming season.

For most hockey observers, it was a indirect blow to Islander fans. Even with their team still in the metropolitan area, the once proud franchise that won four straight Stanley Cups now will play its home games at Barclays Center. Not every Islander supporter loves the idea of taking Long Island Rail Road to games like some of their favorite players.

When the ’15-16 season starts, it’ll be bittersweet. It’s just odd that the Devils decided to tweak the Islander fan. No longer run by old school executive Lou Lamoriello, the new management has decided to go completely in the opposite direction. What we got was a poor attempt at humor that didn’t go over well with everyone on social media.

While I did laugh at the ‘reporter’ part, it was definitely below the belt. Which brings to mind what exactly do the Devils have in store for us. These aren’t Uncle Lou’s Devils anymore.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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1 Response to Devils Twitter mocks Islanders during preseason game

  1. hasan4978 says:

    I didn’t even want to watch it, I heard about this…I mean it’s a bit unneccesary. Besides if we start making fun of other teams and have another bad year it’s really open season on us.


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